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CBS
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> treasury secretary of state timothy geithner has warned congress the country is a few months away from defaults on its loans for first time in history. >> the consequences would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> but many say the debt limit debate is the last chance femme them to secure the deep spending cuts necessary to pay down our nation's debt. and the bill now heads to president obama for his signature. terrell? >> tara mergener in washington this morning. thank you so much. >>> still the measure passed with bipartisan support. the deal die provided the leadership in the house. speaker john boehner and paul ryan voted yes, but house majority leader eric cantor who led a brief last-minute charge against the deal and kevin mccarthy voted no. earlier i had a chance to visit to politico's congressional reporter. we talked about how the bill got through the house and the political ramifications of sealing the deal. hughes republicans were earlier considering a deal with more spending cuts. it was different than what the senate passed. what ended up h
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
to the state department means she will probably appear before congress next month when she is expected to testify on the attack in benghazi libya. >>> playoff football is back and today you can get your hands on the tickets. but only if you are going to be sold a few thousand that will. they will go on sale beginning at 10 this morning. ravens will play at the bank january 5th or january 6th. you can get the playoff tickets through ticket master at 10 this morning. >>> of the became, the ravens got one -- before the game, the ravens got one more regular season game. they are headed to cincinnati to take on the bengals sunday. right now they are the number 4 seed in the playoffs but that could change depending on the outcomes of a number of weekend matchups. bengals are a lock for the 6th seed and they are both in. kick off from cincinnati is set for one. >>> let's find out what the weather is going to be like today and for the weekend. now over to meteorologist mike masco. >> good morning. we look good for today. it's going to be a chilly start this morning and chilly afternoo
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
months. congress cannot get out of its own way. >> average family would pay an extra $3,400 next year. >> the law says that every american's tax rates are going up. every american's paycheck will its mother. if that the impasse has shaken wall street, -- the impasse has shaken wall street. >> i think the likelihood is we go over the fiscal cliff. >> jim moran is wondering if partisan politics has destroyed the chance for any agreement. >> i don't think we will be up to reach a deal, no matter how small it might be. >> the american people are watching what we do. obviously, their patience is already thin. >> if senate leaders reached a deal, rank-and-file senators could vote by sunday, house member sunday night. right now there is not enough time left, they really need a deal tomorrow to beat the monday midnight deadline. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> in addition to working on a deal on the fiscal cliff president obama has ordered 50 u.s. troops to the african country of chad to help evacuate american citizens and embassy personnel from the neighboring countr rebel forces are approachi
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
congress next month about the report on security failures and the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >>> some good news on law enforcement, the number of police officers killed in 2012 fell by 23%. with just four days left until the end of the year, 127 state and local offices died as compared to 165 last year. >>> next, to the criminal world of dinosaur smugglers. a fossil dealer from florida admitted to sneaking stolen dinosaur bones to the u.s. and is facing up to 17 years in prison. the bones included a 70-year-old tyrannosaurus that sold at auction for more than $1 million. >>> and finally, from the cute file, we've been tracking the progress of this 5-month-old panda cub from the san diego zoo. who now tips the scales at 15.4 pounds. and zookeepers say he's growing normally. he's got a big plastic ring and chewing on bamboo. glad to see he's doing well. >>> over to wall street for a check on your friday morning markets. the dow lost 18 on thursday closing at 13,096. the s&p was down a point and the nasdaq lost 4. overseas fared slightly bette
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 4:30am EST
earning $450,000. it also delays spending cuts for at least two months. congress will have another standoff to deal with next month when lawmakers must raise the $16.4 trillion federal borrowing limit so the government can keep paying its bills. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> looking at that clock, it's staggering. the nonpartisan congressional budget office says the bill will add almost $4 trillion to the federal deficit over the next ten years. >>> one virginia democrat who voted against the bill explained his decision. jim moran of virginia's eighth district released the following statement shortly aft bill was passed. quote, i've been hoping to cast a ballot for a balanced deal which addresses both long run fiscal issues and the artificial short-term crisis created by the budget control act. the bill before us today is wholly inadequate. it leaves our country with three more fiscal cliffs to negotiate over the next three months. i'm deeply concerned by the long-term consequences of this hastily crafted agreement. i cannot in good conscience support this legislati
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
earlier this month and had to skip a in congress about the attack on the consulate in libya. her spokesman says mrs. clinton is recuperating at home and the secretary of state will testify before congress next month. >>> and in africa, the united states is closing its embassy in the country of the central after condition republic. the state department is ordering the american ambassador and all his staff to leave immediately. rebels there have been closing in on the capital this week. an air force c-40 evacuated 40 americans overnight and the u.s. is telling all americans there to get out now. out now. >>> this just in to the fox 5 newsroom. russian president vladimir putin has signed a bill that bars americans from adopting russian children. we've been following this story and beth parker has more on the impact now here at home. >> reporter: tatiana mcfadden is a three time gold medalist sprinter in the paralimpics. she was adopted in 1994. >> i was adopted age six. no russian family wanted to adopt me. >> a woman from howard county maryland rescued her from that orphanage. >> i
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 5:30am EST
about two months, congress needs to deal with spending cuts they put off and there will be a fight over the debt ceiling. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> so the deal is done and we won't pay anymore in taxes this year. but it's not true. the fiscal cliff deal keeps income tax rates at courage level for 98% but doesn't extend the payroll tax cut. more will go into socialsecurity. most lower and middle income familiesly vied -- families will avoid a thousand more in income taxes they will pay more for payroll taxer. >>> 2013 means changes are coming to health care. big thing to watch is with the health insurance exchanges. they have to be up and running by october 1st. only 18 states including maryland on thed to build their exchange -- opted to build their own exchange. other things to watch out with the health care reform act is contributions to a flexible spending amount is limited to 2500 dollars but you can deduct more unreimbursed medical cost when you file taxes but for that you have to itemize. >>> 5:33. in the new year it's off to a tough star
PBS
Jan 2, 2013 6:30pm PST
family in hawaii, but the next battle is already in view. in the next two months, congress will need to raise the debt limit to allow treasury to borrow more money and it must agree on spending cuts to reduce the deficit. >> for more analysis, we are joined by our washington correspondent. lawmakers have voted what many -- have averted what many believe would have been an economic disaster. what is the public reaction? >> i think the vast majority of americans would like to see a little bit less trauma and maybe a little more willingness to compromise on a bipartisan -- drama and maybe a little more willing this to compromise on a bipartisan basis. >> how have the democrats and republicans responded? >> the no one really likes the deal -- >> it is interesting. no one really like the deal. when you talk to republicans, they say president obama has imposed his will on us. we had to agree. this is very bad. he broke our party unity. some of the republicans passed the bill, others opposed it. it is very interesting when you talk to democrats. they do not like this compromise. they say th
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am EST
month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on wealthiest republicans. >> reporter: only 5% said no. >> americans will wake up today to be sure that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his might not go along. boehner sent republicans home to celebrate the new year without the fiscal cliff. >> everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up maybe later today, whether to follow the senate's lead and hike taxes on the wealth. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, nbc news. bill, back to you. >> well, thanks, steve. >>> we have new details today on secretary of sate hillary clinton and the blood clot that has her hospitalized. the clot is located in a vein in a space between the brain and the skull, near her right ear. it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage. doctors say she's making excellent progress. the blood clot is related to a concussion clinton suffered earlier this month. it was discovered during a follow-up exam
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 1:35am EST
combination of huge spending cuts and tax increases, but month after month after month, congress has been unable to cut a deal to avoid them. how absurd is this? so absurd the president is quoting yogi berra to describe it. >> this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable, why everything has to wait until the last minute. we're now at the last minute. >> reporter: the president spoke after a meeting where republican and democratic senate leaders agreed to try to find a solution. >> we're out of town. we've got to do it now. the next 24 hours will be very important. >> reporter: a rare phrase these days, bipartisan effort. >> in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> reporter: but if they don't. >> then i will urge senator reed to bring to the floor a basic package for an up and down vote. >> reporter: a backup plan likely to include tax increase only for the wealthy and extension of unemployment benefits for 2 million jobless americans. >> if
NBC
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST
get ready for another fiscal debate in the coming months. congress and the white house will likely clash over the debt ceiling. the government could reach our spending limit by the end of february and republicans won't likely agree to raising that limit without guarantees of spending cuts. >> your taxes are still about to go up. a 2% payroll tax cut just expired. that means you'll be paying about a thousand dollars a year more in taxes if you make $50,000 a year or more. economists warn that it could slow the country's economic growth by .7% in the coming year. on the flip side, that costs the government about $125 billion a year. overseas markets are reacting positively to the fiscal cliff vote. stocks were up nearly 2% in asia. asian markets were down on monday over fears that a deal would not get done. european stocks are also up right now. >>> this congressional term is not ending without some controversy. >> but i am deeply disappointed, mr. speaker, and the people who have been damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican and governor cuomo, a democrat, should
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
lower cut off, $250,000. but he claimed victory. >> keep in mind that just last month, republicans in congress said they would never greece to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> the house stands adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> john boehner said lawmakers home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> it is disgusting, and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> the economy could take a hit, but senate leaders spoke to counter that with the rare, strong bipartisan vote. >> house republicans could still reject the deal to keep america off the cliff. steve handelsman, debby l. tv 11 news. >> with all that said, we still need -- tv 11 news. >> we are still about an hour away from january 1, 2013. one of the hot spots to be tonight is the inner harbor. sarah samson joins us live from there. i assume the excitement is still building down there. >> absolutely. the crowds have been picking up over the last hour or so. there is lots of enthusiasm out here, with less than 60 minutes to go before downtown baltimore wellcome's 2013. whether they
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
congress four months earlier, but the prohibitation of the case in the white house was not coherent. i couldn't connect things and the cia wouldn't stand behind it. i wasn't troubled because of the national intelligence estimate. congress baseded on that nationvoted overwhelming to support going to war if war was necessary. they took that vote four months before i gave my speech. that was the most dramatic presentation of the case and it was remembered. i get asked about it every day. >> the nfc never met and discussed the debate. they say how can it be? they never met to discuss iraq? >> we met lots of times. it was discussed constantly. the point is and it's recorded elsewhere, there never was a meeting where we all got to talk to the president and say should we do this? the president came to that decision based on all the briefings he had and based on his knowledge of the situation and what he felt we should do. there was no single meeting, no single final decision meeting. the president decided and he communicated his decision in chamber. >> let's focus on today and your experience
CNBC
Jan 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >> happy new year to you folks. >> well, is it here we go again? congress has two months to raise the debt ceiling or else the treasury department runs out of money to pay its bill and we risk default. how much one congressman is willing to push spending cuts before we hit the debt ceiling deadline. >> reading the fine print and getting ready to pay the higher taxes. eamon javers tells us whose deductions will be phased out as a result of last night's tax deal. you can't miss that. >> plus. >> there's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these victims, the house majority and the speaker. >> new jersey governor chris christie crying fowl after putting off a vote for hurricane sandy victims. more on that when we return. deal. more on that when we return. >>> as we all know, last night's fiscal cliff deal was essentially a tax deal. part two is to come now as we set the stage for a new fight on the debt ceiling. we've already really hit the maximum amount the government can borrow giving congress about two months now to raise that ceiling or risk default. last year
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST
, another battle lies ahead. what the new congress faces in the months ahead. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> straight up 6:00 right now. here is a live look outside. we'll take a live look at the u.s. capitol dome where lots of wheeling and dealing has been going on, finally a compromise reached on the fiscal cliff deal, but, of course, our troubles are far from over. we'll be continuing to follow that story coming up. >>> good morning, everyone, it is wednesday, january 2nd, 2013. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. let's get right over to what's happening outside in the weather world. and for that we say hello once again to tucker barnes. >> hi. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> everybody headed back to work and school, at least parts of the area. >> get the seat warmers going. >> get the seat warmers going. 30s to start your day. here's a big change from yesterday. we'll have more sunshine than we've seen in the last couple of days. so it should be fairly nice looking out the window. still on the cold side. highs only about 40, maybe 42. let's go right to
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST
. the bill also delays spending cuts for two months so the new congress can address the issue in the coming months. >>> the president praised the fiscal cliff compromise saying he doesn't want a repeat of all the bickering when it comes to the future negotiations. he left immediately after commenting on the house vote so he could rejoin his family in hawaii. >>> our time is 6:54. >> one last check of weather and traffic right after n. keep it here on -- after this. keep it here on 9news. turkey sausage. turkey what? amazing. right? yeah. next one's on you. yeah, okay. introducing dunkin's new turkey sausage breakfast sandwich. the surprisingly great taste of turkey sausage on a pepper-fried egg with under 400 calories. try it, you'll like it. america runs on dunkin'. hurry in for dunkin's new turkey sausage breakfast sandwich today! (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? becaus
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST
set a borrowing limit so congress will have to act on that in a couple of months. the new congress will be sworn in later this week and the president said yesterday 2013 will be busy. >> thank you. >> we are finding out that this car has been purchased by avis and budget rental car. >> this is an interesting story. >> the car rental companies announced within the past few minutes that they will buy car sharing company zipcar 45 wanted million dollars in cash. that is about $12.25 per share. the price closed yesterday at 8:00 -- $8.25 each. zipcar is very popular in the dc/metro area and they expect to complete the deal by the spring and it will bring avis' an additional tens of millions of dollars. + >> it continues to grow. >> thank you so much. it appears that speed cameras are slowing down drivers in maryland. a new study found speed cameras do reduce the speeding an accident on at least seven roads. aaa has criticized speed camera programs as money-making machines say montgomery and prince george's county have done a good job focusing on safety. >> sisson got 36 and 34 degrees.
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
stomach virus. clinton has promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attack with an benghazi. business headlines -- souped up theaters are bringing people back to the movies, and the looming strike could leave patio furniture offshore. linda bell joins us live from bloomberg headquarters in new york. explained. >> i will tell you -- some people still have their christmas tree and holiday lights up, but we have hundreds of retailers gearing up for spring. for home depot, that is the most lucrative time of the year as people stocked up for gardening project. there is a possible strike at more than 12 ports along the eastern gulf coast. 50,000 workers could walk off the job with a deal is not reached before sunday. this could mean shipments would be cut off. they have a lot at stake -- many clothing chains get shipments from factories overseas. the movie industry is wrapping up -- one researcher says sales at u.s. and canadian theatres grew 6% this year, to almost $11 billion. studios have been focusing on films with more global appeal like "the hobbit" and investing in
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 11:00am PST
a year. then the stuff it didn't do. congress set up new ones, in just two months they will need to deal with the automatic spending cuts and nasty fight over the debt ceiling. last night president obama declared he is not willing to debate congress on the borrowing limit. >> we can't not pay bills that we have already incurred. >> president obama said if congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling the consequences for the global economy would be catastrophic far worse than any fiscal cliff. >>> another high profile vote could come towed. this morning president obama told house republicans they should vote now on hurricane sandy aid, quote, without delay. this has new york lawmakers chastised house republicans for deciding to put the vote off for a few months. people in the region are still trying to recover with the worst winter months still ahead. the senate approved a $60 billion measure friday while a house committee drafted a bill about half that size. >>> students from sandy hook elementary got a sneak peek at the campus where they will go back to school tomorrow. an open house
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> investors on wall street were happy. they rewarded congress for getting a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by closing up 308 points, the biggest rally we have seen in months. but there are plenty of critics who say congress failed in efforts to reach a deal that was a threat -- threat to deficit spending. >> critics complained the last- minute deal could be summed up like this -- raised payroll taxes for everyone, or let's just wait for everything else. >> this is a new day and not a bright day. it was very much a small ball. was kicking the can down the road. the problem is each time you kick the can, it gets heavier. >> when virginia democrat voted against the deal, saying it did not do enough to help the middle class. last night, president obama conceded he was supporting deal only after failing to get a bigger and better agreement. >> the fact is, the deficit is still too high and we're still investing too little in the things we eat. >> as congress prepares for another showdown over the debt ceiling, conservatives are criticizing the deal. a coalition of busines
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 5:00am EST
congress got something done. >> the yeas are 257, the nays 167. >> after months of drama capitol hill finally agreed on a fiscal deal. >> i will sign into a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest to% wall preventing a middle- class tax hike that the dust and the economy back into recession. >> house republicans reluctantly passed the bill. it shields people earning less than $400,000 a year from tax increases and extend unemployment benefits. some argue the country could not afford not to pass it. others say it does not go far enough. >> the senate, president, and vice president failed to meet their all stated obligation, to bring a balanced bill, one that has tax adjustment and spending cuts. >> even those who voted in favor of it did make it is not a perfect or permanent fix. >> it is a partial answer to much larger problems. you heard there about another fiscal showdown. what this does noto it is anything related to the so- called debt bank's ceiling. the country is expected to meet its borrowing limit in a matter of months. many believe now in 2013 will be another year of dealing
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
ceiling deal will be reached in two months if congress does not act. jim moran is not confident working out a deal will be easy. >> just increasing the deficit by $3.90 trillion, which will now force us to dramatically street the size of government and that will have an adverse impact on the washington area. >> the president returns to hawaii, so it's not clear when he will sign the bill. brianne carter reporting. >> secretary of state hillary clinton continues to recover from public clocked at a new york hospital. she was last seen in public three weeks ago before she fainted and was fossilized with a concussion. doctors ran some scans which revealed the blood clots between her brain and her skull. the good news is they say there will likely be no long-lasting neurological damage. >> today is the first day back to school for the students of sandy hook elementary. there are attending open house at every purpose of building in monroe conn. will start class tomorrow. workers and teachers have been getting the area ready after painting and setting up classrooms. children have not b
CBS
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
delays big spending cuts for at least two months. now congress will have to deal with that later and deal with whether to raise the $16.4 trillion borrowing limit so the government can keep paying its bills. but once again the senate measure has now been approved by the house. we take you to capitol hill where we've been monitoring the votes that just came in, gary? >> reporter: good evening. as you said our assignment was to engage the reactions from the congressional local agreements. many said they felt like it was a bad deal that they could get under the circumstances. many republicans lead in part by virginia eric canter who said no because they believe the legislation does not have enough spending cuts. some spending cuts feel like they will be too great. among them eight district virginia congressman who represents 65,000 federal employees, who believes that the president gave away too much in the negotiation. he spoke on the house floor two months ago. our producer has selected a part of the speech and the remarks of the maryland democrat who favors the legislation. >> we're
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
months when congress has to raise the debt ceiling to keep the country from default. trace? >>trace: thank you, wendell, from the white house. joining us now is columnist for the congressional newspaper "the hill." i have to go on what wendell says, if you are speaker boehner and you walk to the house of representatives members and say there is kind of a deal but no spending cuts. how does that fly? >>reporter: that is the problem. what you see are words of hope from the republican leader on the senate side how we are very close to what has to be fixed, the tax rates. he is trying to put a positive spin on that. we knew they would be fixed. the worry all along was, were we going to see a replacement for the draconian sequestration cuts everyone hated on both sides of the aisle for 17 months. here we are, in the final stretch, the 11th hour, surprise, both have given on the tax issue because neither could stand to go over the fiscal cliff, the tax cliff but that is giving of money, medicare fix, an alternative minimum tax patch, and more unemployment insurance checks, that is spendin
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 2:35am EST
on time. but last night, congress sent president obama a deal in on the fiscal cliff. after months of drama and some tense last-minute negotiations, congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. >> reporter: lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that both parties claimed was their ultimate goal. both democrats and republicans gave themselves credit for getting something done. >> this is a very, very strong first step. >> this is an important one. this is a critical one for the future of the country. >> reporter: there was considerable hand ringing among republicans about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in, but there weren't enough votes to get it passed. this fiscal cliff deal which passed the senate with overwhelming bipartisan support would extend tax cuts for all workers earning less than $400,000 a year, prevent a tax hike on es
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 5:00am PST
neither side got everything they wanted. after months of debating and back room deals, congress has passed a bill which will pull the country back from the "fiscal cliff." >> on this vote the yays are 257, the nays are 167. >> reporter: the bill extends bush-era tax rates for every american making less than $400,000 and couples who make less than $450,000. it delays for two months $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts. >> i'd like to be speaking for bill but i can't. >> reporter: 151 republicans including eric cantor the number 2 ranking house member voted against the bill because it doesn't address spending. >> what we're really doing is raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. >> reporter: president obama ahead promised to work with congress to find more spending cuts in the future. but he urged them not to play politics with the nation's debt limit. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner has warned congress that th
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 9:00am EST
result of congress's inability for deficit reduction measures. that was just five months ago. and now, this bitterly divided congress will have to figure out where to take the money from. >> what i cannot promise is it will be done quickly and easily. it's going to require a whole new set of decisions. we don't want to kick the can down the road. don't want to lift sequestration and lose the benefit of the deficit reduction. sequestration is a bad idea. across the board arbitrary cuts. what we need to do is replace the cuts with the similar amount of deficit reduction. >> right about the same time that congress must vote on weather again increase the debt ceiling or risk default. telling folks on capitol hill he has begun to initiate emergency measures to continue to pay the government's bills through february. but one other thing that is coming up with all of this is that analysts who are watching washington d.c. watching that fracture debate, one of those analysts put the risk with that debt ceiling debate at 20%. back to you. >> melanie, thank you. >> so congress's action means the
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
couple of months to give congress some time to really look into it in a more deliberative way and find some spending cuts elsewhere. gerri: so, where is the fiscal austerity? where is then no spending? is seems to me like it's all about raising taxes. it's all about spending more money. there is no savings, no cutting back. >> well, senator mitch mcconnell , the republican leader in the senate has been negotiating with the vice-president on behalf of the president, mcconnell went to the floor to say that there will be spending cuts down the road here . they had come to agreement on the tax part of this and wanted to get that passed and approved so that hundred million plus american families would not be facing a tax increase on january january 1st. it looks like that they will. we are going to go over the cliff, but congress is going to try to fix that in the next few days. he promised more spending cuts will come. remember, republicans do have the debt ceiling coming to. they have to approve an increase in the debt ceiling, probably by late february or early march, and that will
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
again in two months. congress can't get out of its own way. we keep setting our own traps. and we can't find a way to reason together. >> john, we appreciate the clarity, even if it's depressing. thank you very much. john avlon. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that, let's check in, as always, with mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> hi, dan, bianna. mr. avalon, good morning, everyone. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> are you all right? >> yeah, i got my legs. i'm good. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. and sank its teeth into his legs. other surfers came to the man's aid until paramedics arrived. >>> and police in new york city are searching for a woman who pushed a man to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. police are checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units for the woman seen in this surveillance vi
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST
months the government will reach the limit on borrowing unless congress acts. the bill delays large cuts to the pentagon and other government programs. now although congress missed the january 1st midnight deadline by-passing the compromise deal in the house and senate, congress can try to take credit for retroactive tax cuts. >> i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into a recession. >> reporter: now the president praised the deal and quickly took off for a hawaiian vacation. now in march, another round of fighting as congress tackles the debt ceiling. reporting live, sherrie johnson. >> after this happened maryland congressman andy harris released a statement in part reading, i oppose this legislation that increases taxes on 77% of people in my district. and here's why congressman harris says the deal actually raises taxes on most americans. that deal prevented an increase on income taxes but you will have to pay more coming out of your paycheck. that's because this deal
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
a year n two months, congress will have to take up automatic spending cuts. and about that time, anticipating a fight over the debt ceiling. those voting admit it's not a permanent fix. >> it's a partial answer to a larger problem. let's sets the nation up for another fiscal showdown in mere month autos tax preparers are tweaking their numbers and h and r block a manager says the changes for 2012 are relatively minor. >> the devil will be in details in terms of understanding individual tax situations. >> and skia skype, the vice president at turbo tax told us the same. >> part is luck and part experience. analysts are well, dead on in anticipating what would prevail. >> one area congress changed minimum tax that has been burdening more american thanz was intended. what congress did with it and it's significance is a story i'm working on for abc 7 newss=÷ at 6:00. >> mark, looking forward to that one. secretary of state clinton left the hospital in new york city after being treat forward a potentially deadly blood clot. secretary clinton stepped into a van joined by her husband,
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
finally done. but neither side got everything they wanted. after months of debating and back room deals, congress has passed a bill which will pull the country back from the "fiscal cliff." >> on this vote. yeas are 257, the nays 167. >> reporter: it extends bush- era tax rates for every american making less than $400,000 and couples who make less than $450,000. it delays for two months a 110 billion-dollar across the board spending cuts. >> i'd like to be speaking for this bill. but i can't. >> reporter: 151 republicans, including eric cantor, the number 2 ranking house member, voted against the bill because it doesn't address spending. >> what we're really doing is raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. >> reporter: president obama has promised to work with congress to find more spending cuts in the future. but he urge them not to play politics with the debt limit. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner has warned congre
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 2:30am PST
month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: five senate republicans voted no. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his gop lawmakers might not go along. boehner sent house members home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up maybe later today whether to follow the senate's lead and hike taxes on the wealthy. from capitol hill, steve handelsman, nbc news. bill, back to you. >> reaction to the senate's move was swift as many people were still up welcoming the new year. familiar faces on msnbc were in rare form starting with joe scarborough who tweeted, why can't washington ever put together a deal that cuts spending? this deal fails on most counts. it's a distressing failure of leadership. "morning joe" regular ste
CNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
industry, calling on the senate and congress for months to avoid this problem because if the farm bill expires, we've got some real issues. >> so what do you think we should do, phil? what's the solution? >> well, bottom line is we've got to get everybody in washington to wake up. the senate passed it. the house ag committee passed it, but, you know, the house has really not allowed the debate to happen so as a result we've got all of this stuff happening and my fear is we're going to get lost. let's not forget, we've seen prices increase over the past two years dramatically, and especially after this summer's drought, prices went up even more. they're going to continue to go up. back in february the usga issued its 20-year report. it said because. global crisis, the prices are going to go up. we have this $5 billion over the past few years that's really set to expire. i frankly think that we are going to see some compromise probably similar to what we're going to see with the fiscal cliff where they're going to stave off everything for a few months. we can't let this happen. >> we can
FOX
Jan 3, 2013 4:25am EST
follow- up exam for a concussion mrs. clinton suffered after fainting last month. >>> the 113th congress will be sworn in today. on tap for lawmakers, taking care of what was left undone in the new fiscal cliff bill that. includes a delay in defense cuts put off until march. president obama synd the new fiscal cliff legislation last night extending tax cuts for millions of americans but raising income taxes on individuals making more than $400,000. the president also signed a new defense bill which includes funding to tighten security at diplomatic missions around the world. -- president obama signed the new thrive legislation last night. >> the nonpartisan tax policy center point out that 07% of american households will pay higher tax this is year. it is because of that payroll tax cut being allowed to expire. we are learning more about behind the scenes tensions. it is said that john boehner had harsh words for harry reid. >> there are thousands and thousands of people word homeless tonight, who are without jobs, who have lost their business. >> speaker boehner is a good man i
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
a lower cut off. $250,000. but he claimed victory. >> keep in mind that just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner and his gop lawmakers might still not agree. >> the house stands adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> boehner sent house lawmakers home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> off the cliff at midnight the economy could take a hit but senate leaders hope to counter that with a rare, strong, bipartisan vote. house conservatives could still reject the plan and keep america from climbing back up the cliff. i'm steve handelsman, news 4, capitol hill. >> again the senate is expected to vote on those bills sometime late tonight or early tomorrow morning. top democrats say it will have their support. tomorrow at noon could be where we really find out if the deal holds up. stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest developments through the night. >
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am PST
to do need to do more. keep in mind, just last month republicans and congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. obviously, the agreement that's currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. >> but keep in mind we're going to still have more work to do. we still have deficits that have to be dealt with. we're still going to have to think about how we put our economy on a long-term trajectory of growth and how we continue to make investments in things like education, things like infrastructure that help our economy grow. keep in mind that the threat of tax hikes going up is only one part of this so-called fiscal cliff that everybody has been talking about. what we also have facing us starting tomorrow are automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect. keep in mind that some of these spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department, but they also have an impact on things like head start and so there are some programs that are scheduled
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Jan 3, 2013 9:00am PST
doesn't seem to care, right? it's been called the worst congress for months and months and months. he seems impervious to all of the criticism. he just keeps doing his thing. he has no problems saying, yeah, i got ow that sandy vote and then psych, right? he seems like he is fine. my only hope, i will say, is that with more democrats and more women who may have a better session of congress, but with these republican men in charge, we can't promise anything. >> it's not something -- well, nick, i mean, look, the bottom line is that as weak as boehner is, he has actually managed -- he did manage to get the fiscal cliff thing done, right? he has leaped through the sandy thing. is there any hope that with the new class coming in that he could be more effective as speaker? >> it's possible that once having tamped down a rebell wron in the last few weeks he could have a more stable role now. what he showed his members was that a much worse deal for them and their principles awaited on the far side of the fiscal cliff, and that was why he was able to tamp down the rebellion in his ranks and
CW
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm CST
progress. we're going to need to do more. keep in mind that just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. obviously the agreement that is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. keep in mind we are going to have more work to do. we're going to have to think about how we put our economy on a long-term trajectory of growth. how we continue to make investors on things like education. things like infrastructure that help our economy grow. keep in mind that the threat of tax hikes going up is only one part of the so- called fiscal cliff. what we also have facing us starting tomorrow are automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect. keep in mind that some of the spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department but they also have an impact on things like head start. some programs that are scheduled to be cut and we're using an ax instead of a scalpel. they may not always be the smartest cuts. that is a pie
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
perhaps instructions for the next six to eight months to congress to work on entitlement and spending reform and broader tax reform package. but all those specific details when you talk about entitlements and spending on the bigger side. $3-4 trillion deal that would have to be filled in over the next year. >> all right. rich, we appreciate it. just a reminder, 5:00 a.m., cheryl casone will have the latest on overseas trading but also any potential deal or leak that has a deal may be in the works. find out right here on the fox big network. fox business network team starting here at 5:00 a.m. here in new york city. that wraps it right now. we're going to go back to our programming. we are talking cometely off-the-cuff, but we know will not be at 250. i think carrie reed has problems from new york like dianne feinstein of california, and 250 will be a big pill to allow. this is a fiscal cliff that we can have 50 days, 60 days down the road. it does not fix the problem if you will have these taxes on $250,000 and above. as rich edson said, this is going to be another deadline in congres
CBS
Jan 3, 2013 5:00am EST
its biggest one-day gain in six months. the nasdaq soaring by 93 points. the s&p 500 was up by 36. >>> you will be paying more taxes for 2013 and this tax hike is not small, even though congress did make the bush era tax cuts permanent. there are a couple of additional taxes that you need to know about so you can make your plans for how to pay for them. here's a scenario. the median income for a household in the washington region is about $84,500. that was as of 2010 according to the census bureau. so if we look at the tax bill for folks who fall into that tax bracket, the average federal tax burden is $14,891 for this group. the changes just signed into law could hold your income taxes steady but you will pay an additional $1,149 because of the payroll tax holiday ending plus new health care taxes that are kicking in. crunching the numbers, the tax hike will lower your take home by about 1.7%. these numbers calculated by the tax policy center, congressional budget office and joint committee on taxation. so that's not a small tax hike. >> it's sort of -- you wonder why people get
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
his state are being used as political pawns just two months after sandy hit. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> reporter: superstorm sandy caused over $36 billion in damage in new jersey. governor christie says he was assured by congressional leaders that the aid package would be put to a vote. but house speaker boehner pulled the legislation and did not return christie's phone calls. >> disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with. >> reporter: do you feel betrayed right now, governor? >> yes. if the people of new jersey feel betrayed today by those who did this in the house last night then they have good company, i'm with them. >> reporter: boehner says he pulled the bill because of scheduling problems. but some members of congress questioned how the $60 billion aid package would be spent. new york congressman peter king, a republican, would have none of it. >> congressional republicans never have any trouble finding new york city or new york when it comes to raising money. well, you know, this is a two-way street and if they're not going
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am PST
. but come two months, they come calling again, and they absolutely have to be dealt with if congress doesn't want to see them go into place, and the other thing, what you mentioned, bro brooke, the debt ceiling. we've gone past it. the treasury department is able to move money around so we don't hit the debt ceiling. as for right now, the u.s. is making good on the debts that it owes, but at a certain point, the ability to do that runs out that will be late february, early march, and congress will absolutely have to deal with that. or the u.s. defaults. now, the things that congress and the white house want to do, include dealing with long-term deficit reduction, entitlement reforms and social security and medicare and tax reform, those are big things and they will be attached to other things that have the hard and fast deadlines. >> brianna keilar, thank you. and the president headed to hawaii will eventually be signing this. i want to talk about the markets. this will reverberate when the markets open in an hour and a half and globally. >> it will be a good day. stock futures up sh
FOX Business
Jan 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
? no. another cliff is coming just two months from now. congress will have to act to raise the debt ceiling. lou dobbs is here now to weigh in. -- raise the debt ceiling. >> i have to say i'm just relegating to all this the same trash heap that originated mayan apocalypse as well as the fiscal cliff. i'm not paying attention to their bull anymore. melissa: no. >> it gets kind of funny when you think about it, democrats save us from the republicans, republicans are saving us from the democrats. taxes just about everybody going up 2% because of the end of the payroll tax holiday. and the president is going to just talk about he nailed those rich son of a guns. melissa: yeah, good for him. >> meanwhile everybody's taking it in the ear is the expression goes i suppose. lori: it is just mind-boggling just how everything kind of came down over the new year's holiday and now, we got that deal, but, it's reich, it accomplished so little and it is debatable i understand, but there are still so many -- >> there is nothing debatable about washington. lori: now we have to fight for the debt cei
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 5:00am EST
live with the latest on what this means for you. sherrie. >> reporter: well, after months of drama and some last- minutenegotiating, congress passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. lawmakers didn't make the deadline and didn't get the grand bargen that both parties claimed was the ultimate goal but democrats and republicans gave themselves credit for getting something done. there was concern among republicans about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in but you will metly there were not -- ultimately there were not enough votes to it. the fiscal cliff deal would shield i come tax cuts for all workers earning less than 400,000 dollars a year. also prevent a tax hike on the estates valued at less than 5 million dollars and extend unemployment benefits for about 2 million people that were set to exspire. now although congress missed the january 1st midnight deadlineby-passing the compromise deal congress can try to take credit for retroactive tax cuts. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody
KOFY
Jan 2, 2013 11:30am PST
salaries by 2% every worker up to $110,000 a year. then the stuff it didn't do. congress set up new ones, in just two months they will need to deal with the automatic spending cuts and nasty fight over the debt ceiling. last night president obama declared he is not willing to debate congress on the borrowing limit. >> we can't not pay bills that we have already incurred. >> president obama said if congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling the consequences for the global economy would be catastrophic far worse than any fiscal cliff. >>> another high profile vote could come towed. this morning president obama told house republicans they should vote now on hurricane sandy aid, quote, without delay. this has new york lawmakers chastised house republicans for deciding to put the vote off for a few months. people in the region are still trying to recover with the worst winter months still ahead. the senate approved a $60 billion measure friday while a house committee drafted a bill about half that size. >>> students from sandy hook elementary got a sneak peek at the campus where they will go
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
travers. >> after months of drama and last-minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. >> lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that both parties claim was their ultimate goal. but tonight both democrats and republicans gave themselves credit forgetting something done. >> this is a very, very strong first step. >> this is an important one. this is a critical one for the future of the country. >> there was considerable happened wringing about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in, but ultimately there weren't enough votes to get it passed. the bill was overwhelming bipartisan support would extend tax cuts for all tax earners earning less than $400,000 a year and tax hikes on those estates worth $5 million. and benefits set to expire for some two million people. since congress missed the january 1st midnight deadli
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. now -- [ applause ] >> yeah! [ applause ] >> but guess what. you may not get any more revenue. you may not get any more economic growth but you can say i stuck it to the rich people. >> reporter: on capitol hill, the blame game is in full lot tole with with just a few hours left before we take the "fiscal cliff" plunge at midnight eastern time. >> i'm willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell have been trying to hammer out a last-minute agreement. they have agreed on a few issues, but both sides are making concessions. if the deal passes? >> it looks like democrats will keep popular items like a five-year extension on the child tax credit. it's for workers who do not earn enough to pay income taxes. also, the refundable credit for parents who have kids going to college sho
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
to take a victory lap today at the white house. >> keep in mind that just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. obviously, the agreement that's currently discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. >> reporter: it was a campaign-style event. >> i'm going to be president for the next four years, i hope. so -- [ applause ] >> reporter: that alienated the very people he needs to get any deal passed. >> very disappointed to hear what the president just had to say in front of a pep rally. >> he comes out and calls people together and has a group standing behind him, laughs and jokes and ridicules republicans, what is -- why? >> reporter: if the deal finalized, and if passes congress, two big ifs, it would extend tax cuts for all workers under $400,000, prevent a big hike on estates under $5 million and extend unemployment benefits set to expire tomorrow for some 2 million people. so, the scramble continues tonight. congressional leaders trying to get to a deal that would pass both the house and the
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
for a set of human rights sanctions passed by congress and signed into law this month by president obama. >>> sunday's football game in indianapolis is more than just about winning. it will also be a triumph over adversity and personal battles won. abc's t.j. winick reports on the reversal of fortunes for the colts and their coach. >> reporter: coming into this nfl season, the challenges for colts' first-year head coach chuck pagano were many. a team that finished the league-worst 2-14, last year. >> the indianapolis colts select andrew luck, quarterback, stanford. >> reporter: and a rookie quarterback, taking over for the departed peyton manning. but less than a month into the season, those challenges were nothing, compared to the devastating personal news he received. >> the conclusion came down that he did have leukemia. >> reporter: the 52-year-old was forced to take a leave of absence for treatment, which included chemotherapy. expectations fell for the new-look colts. and yet, they've defied all expectations, behind rookie q.b. andrew luck and an interim head coach. pagano ma
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Jan 2, 2013 12:00am PST
travers. >> after months of drama and last-minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. >> lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that both parties claim was their ultimate goal. but tonight both democrats and republicans gave themselves credit forgetting something done. >> this is a very, very strong first step. >> this is an important one. this is a critical one for the future of the country. >> there was considerable happened wringing about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in, but ultimately there weren't enough votes to get it passed. the bill was overwhelming bipartisan support would extend tax cuts for all tax earners earning less than $400,000 a year and tax hikes on those estates worth $5 million. and benefits set to expire for some two million people. since congress missed the january 1st midnight deadli
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Jan 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
congress, which gets sworn in tomorrow, has to take a vote some time in the next two months over whether to raise the debt ceiling. republicans say they want big entitlement cuts in exchange for their votes. the president, anthony, says he's not negotiating. >> mason: nancy, is speaker boehner in any trouble over all this? >> well, the speaker does come up for a vote tomorrow about whether he gets to keep his speakership. there were certainly some conservatives who were frustrated about the fact that they had to take this vote on the bush tax cuts, but most of them don't seem to be blaming him. they knew the tax cuts were expiring, they knew that the political reality was that they weren't going to be able to keep all of them, so most of them don't seem to be holding the speaker accountable. >> mason: all right, nancy cordes at the capitol. thanks, nancy. with the budget deal done president obama resume it had vacation he'd been forced to cut short. he returned early today to hawaii to rejoin his family. the white house has not said when the president will sign the budget bill, only that
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Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
with a mutual agreeable plan. and the three months, congress will be faced with raising the debt ceiling so the government can continue to pay its bills. republicans say that the spending cuts will be required to get their support. but the president says that that is not our it is going to work. >> while i will negotiate many things i will not have another debate with this congress on weather or not they should pay the bills for that they've already racked up. through these laws that they have passed. >> reporter: critical legislation it is they have avoided the difficult work in the fiscal house is still not in order. catherine? >> catherine: thank you, dan. san francisco police have named the man arrested in yesterday's crash that killed two people and injured two others. 19 year old david morales is out of the hospital and in jail. police say the convicted felon is an active gang member and is facing charges including two count of murder and three counts of attempted murder. he's accused of causing this crash as he fled from police after a traffic stop. police say he was pulle
CW
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm CST
legislation. the senate had already passed the bill. but with new members of congress being sworn in this month, the whole process will have to begin again. lawmakers say negotiations over the fiscal cliff took too long and didn't leave time to debate sandy relief. good afternoon. the lieutenant governor of the event she says as a former professor she is so happy to see what she calls the movement of history in this area. she is urging residents statewide to support illinois and become the 10th state to legalize gay marriage. as well as jesse tyler ferguson from the hit show modern family. they can to say that we are more alike than we are different. we should not wait for the quality and illinois. it could be a for a full vote tomorrow. a new set of lawmakers will be sworn in january 9th. and issued a letter urging catholics to call state lawmakers and urged them to vote against this. and as a violation of natural law the lieutenant governor disagrees. >> there are a lot of ways that we put together families that cannot involve reproduction. we allow them to marry. we encourage them to m
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
department's request to raise the debt limit. congress battled for months and the economy suffered, resulting in the u.s. losing its aaa credit rating for the first time in history. we were downgraded. what's next? and as part of a last-ditch compromise to avoid default, both sides agreed to $1 trillion in spending cuts and an additional $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts that would kick in at the beginning of 2013 unless a bipartisan super committee made up of politicians from both parties could come up with an agreement. that super committee failed, and of course, the country is now facing those self-imposed, massive cuts to defense spending and other programs. fed chair ben bernanke warned that if these cuts went through, and we're looking at a deadline that's 16 hours away, the country risked going over what he called a fiscal cliff. since the president's re-election, he and republicans have traded offers and counteroffers, finding little common ground on tax increases and cuts from entitlements. president obama and speaker boehner met one on one. nothing happened. the spea
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 2:35am EST
the month. both republicans and democrats ripped into boehner when he allowed congress to adjourn after the fiscal cliff deal without voting on the aid package. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> since the vote will be taken in the new congress, the senate will have to pass the legislation again. it is expected to be approved quickly on a voice vote. >> can we streamline anything? please? >> it is crazy. but you have to look at the big picture here. boehner has kind of gone back a little bit and promised this money, because the folks in the northeast made the point katrina victims got their money within a few weeks in 2005. what could be the holdup here? but some felt the $60 billion price tag was just too much. >> a lot of critics within boehner's own party had a meeting today to try to calm them down a little bit and say this is going to happen. gave them his word it was going to happen. they'll get the $9 billion as of friday and the remaining $51 billion coming up. but some of the more outspoken critics said that this won't sway them, they'll still vo
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 2:35am EST
the congress for the first time since suffering a stroke. he hasn't cast a vote in 11 months. massachusetts will again have a kennedy in congress as joe kennedy and for the first time the fewest number of military veterans since world war ii. >> as we get further and further away from the greatest generation. interesting how the demographics change. hopefully they'll get something done. >> let's just let the ladies do it. >> nowhere to go but up. >> we know how to get stuff done. >>> talk about dirty politics, a former congressional candidate says she's been the target of vandalism by a political rival. gary smith was arrested for slashing the tires of janice arnold jones. a judge told him to stay away, but police say he didn't listen. now she says smith is stalking her. neither candidate won the seat by the way. but smith's former campaign manager says he's been a target, as well, having to replace 54 tires because of smith. the tdude likes to slash tires. the judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation. >> they belong in congress. >>> if your workplace is like ours here, the
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
while sufferfighting a stomach virus. she will testify next month before congress on the deadly attacks in benghazi. it all comes down to sunday for the redskins and cowboys. the nfc east title is on the line. john gonzalez is out there. he is previewing what you call it an extra it christmas. >> is a bonus christmas a couple days after the real christmas. fedex field might look dark this morning, but it will be a few days. the last time the redskins were in the playoffs was 2006. at what is at stake on sunday night. the game will be so big that they changed the time of the game to prime time on national television. they could not expect a better opponent for this final game of the season, the dreaded dallas cowboys. the winner goes to the playoffs. i've been inside the stadium when it gets loud. i cannot imagine how the stadium will be on sunday night. some decrydescribed it as rfk rally. metro will stay open an extra hour after the game and tailgating will begin an hour earlier at 3:30 in afternoon. -- some describe it as r.f.k. roudy. >> i would not sell the tickets for the world rig
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Jan 2, 2013 4:30am EST
extend unemployment benefits. it does not raise the so-called app ceiling. in two months, government will reach its limit on borrowing unless congress acts. it only delays large cost the pentagon and other government programs. in march we may see another round of fighting. president says he hopes congress can get a deal done with a little less trauma. >> another blow in the effort to get aid areas -- aid to areas devastated by hurricane sandy. back on friday, the senate approved more than $60 billion measure to help recover is on the storm. house appropriations committee drafted a smaller $27 billion measure and the vote has been expected before congress's term ends thursday. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spent the first night of 2013 in a hospital, recovering from a blood clot. they are using blood thinners to break up the clots behind the right year. the plot-- the clot was discovered during a follow-up exam for concussions she sustained last month. it is not clear when she will leave the hospital. >> two men accused of brutally beating a d.c. man are back in court again to
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Jan 2, 2013 1:05am PST
travers. >> after months of drama and last-minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. >> lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that both claim was parties claim was their ultimate goal. but tonight both democrats and republicans gave themselves credit forgetting something done.y, veryis a very, very strg first step. >> this is an important one. this is a critical one for the future of the country. >> there was considerable happened wringing about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in, but ultimately there weren't enough votes t passed. passed. the bill was overwhelming bipartisan support would extend tax cuts for all tax earners earning less than $400,000 a year and tax hikes on those estates worth $5 million. and benefits set to expire for some two million people. since congress missed the january 1st midnight
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Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
was elected in november of 1860. one month later the united states congress came into session. members of congress put forth various compromise proposals. a critical portion of all dealing with the division of the territories, most often a proposal to extend some kind of dividing line westward beyond the louisiana purchase all the way to the border of california. nabil after this rather lengthy preface i'm going to get to my main topic, y linkedin rejected all meaningful compromise, which meant the territories. but they're must be one thing more. i am going to talk about three different men tonight. one of you, one of them all of you know his name, abraham lincoln and who he was and what he did. the other two are not so well known, but probably a number of you are familiar with and recline, the great kentucky statesman. probably fewer, william henry seward. 1860, a senior senator from new york state and prior to his nomination for the presidency was by far the most notable and well-known republican in the country. now, finally i'm ready to start. >> you can watch this and othe
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Jan 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
has multiplied. so has our addiction for leaving this till later. >> reporter: congress will have another standoff in two months when it must consider raiding the federal borrowing limit so the government can pay its bill. sharon chin, cbs 5. >>> man is dead after being swept out to sea while working on a marin county beach with his wife and dog. the couple was hit by a wave on north beach in the point reyes national sea shore around 5:30 this afternoon. the dangers of sneaker waves. >> reporter: a couple out for a new year's day walk along the beach with their dog got into serious trouble when they were hit by a sneaker wave. the woman and dog were knocked down, pulled out by that large wave. a man jumped in after them. this happened around 12:30 this afternoon. bystanders went over to help the woman who was struggling. >> either the dog was trying to be rescued by the husband or he was assisting her with her and he was swept out. >> reporter: the dog made it back to shore but the man did not. a man tried to save him seeing him floating 80 yards off shore. >> we were going to thr
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Jan 2, 2013 10:00am PST
else the american people are not going to stand for watching this happen every couple of months where congress brings it right to the brink and we just don't know what kind of progress is going to be made. >> moments last week in particular i was feeling very strongly, michael, when i was looking at some of the old pictures of norman schwarzkopf and writing the stories about norman schwarzkopf's death. when people came together in both parties and did things they felt best for the i felt that a little bit when president obama had a at what pointing prusz event before this that didn't help with the negotiations. i felt that way with speaker boehner with a deeply divided caucus and not able to do what he needs to do. they have to do something hard as opposed to what senator sanders was arguing. the main problem we have for 30 years in the future is middle class entitlement that we can't afford. we need broader taxes or reduced benefits or a mix of the two. those are the hardest things in politics to do and it will require real leadership by both sides. >> the president said he is
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 7:00am EST
two months, setting up another from fiscal cliff on march 1st. congress has adjourned. and late last night, after midnight, the president left for hawaii to meet with his family. and hopefully, he thinks for a few days' vacation. >> you mentioned the breathing per feelings got raw at the last minute. >> reporter: it got really nasty. politico first reported on friday when the congressional leaders met here at the white house, speaker of the house john boehner told the democratic leader, harry reid, off, use uhhing language i can't use here on "good morning america." >> you can't even paraphrase. >>> let's look at what the deal means to you at home. lots of paycheck changes right now. and bianna golodryga is at the smart screen to break it down. about 99% of americans protected from an increase. but most workers will take a hit. >> payroll taxes going up. this affects everyone making $110,000 or less. so, this year, anyone making $110,000 will pay an extra $2,200 in taxes. people making $50,000 will pay an extra $1,000. and someone making $20,000 a year will pay more $400 a year. >> b
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
campaign style event to remind everyone he is winning and g.o.p. is not. >> last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. the agreement currently discussed would raise those rates, raise them permanently. >> republicans suggest the event may backfire to accuse the republican of rubbing their nose in defeat. >> the president won. we know that. he won fair and square. isn't it now time to govern? >> the president was out of line with his comments at 1:30 afternoon. this is a delegate time. i think the democrats would be embased after what the president did. >> after months of the president promising a balanced approach there are only tax hikes for rich without new spending cuts. today he hinted at more tax hikes ahead. warning republicans that the future deficit reduction will not come from cuts alone. >> if they think that is the formula for how we solve this thing, they have another thing coming. that is not how it will work. >> republicans fire back it's time for presidential leadership, to stop exploding cost of pro
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
involves a happy story. there was a bill that was before congress for 15 months, bipartisan support, the president supported it, everybody wanted it, no specialty group didn't want it, and yet it took 15 months before it was passed. it was a bill to give the fda more power to regulate the shortage. now, the good news is that since it was passed in the last six months there's been a doubling of the notification that the fda gets of the shortages. when they get the notification, they can import drugs from abroad, they can call manufacturers and increase the amount of supply here in the united states. there's been a 44% drop this year compared to last in the number of drug shortages. still there are a hundred on the shortage list. >> finally from your perspective, what's the biggest health story of the year. >> for me it's this obesity crisis. you know, two thirds of americans are either obese or overweight. >> yeah. >> and we have this big question about the food police. is it possible to regulate behavior and we see in new york city to lower this crisis. and one of the things that bloombe
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
months. that issue will come up before the new congress being sworn in tomorrow. >>> the battle with seattle just four days away, the burgundy and gold hit the practice field today getting ready for this weekend's playoff crash. meantime a big honor for a redskins rookie. fox 5's bob barnard here with the details. >> it's the heralded no. 46, alfred morris, today named the nfc offensive player of the week. he's the first redskins rookie running back to be so honored. morris racked up 200 yards and three touchdowns last sunday against dallas. of course, it wasn't only alfred running the ball sunday. quarterback robert griffin, iii also rushing for more than 60 yards and a touchdown. it was clear watching the game, however, griffin was not his same explosive self. it's now been nearly a month since his knee sprain. griffin says it's feeling better every day with no setbacks. today he was asked which hinders him more, the brace or the injury itself. >> it's getting pretty close to just being mostly the brace, but the doctors aren't going to let me take it off i don't believe and i try t
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Jan 2, 2013 5:00am PST
. and postpones a decision on controversial spending cuts for two months. even though congress acted to avert income tax hikes on most americans, your paycheck will still shrink in 2013. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose right now to explain about the end of the payroll tax holiday. what does that mean? >> reporter: dave, we plan on talking to people as they make their way to work today because the ending of the payroll tax all effect people's paychecks. here is what you need to know. for the past two years americans were enjoying a boost in their paycheck. this payroll tax cut lowered the social security tax from 6.2% to 4.2%. that was an emergency measure put back into place in 2010 to help boost the economy. now the payroll tax is bouncing back up to 6.2% which means less money in your paycheck. here's a break down. the average family making $50,000 a year will see their paychecks decrease by $1,000 a year. the average family making $75,000 a year will see a drop of $1500 a year. the average family making $100,000 a year will see $2,000 less annual. congress was foe cushioned
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
americaly are saying it's time to reform the senate rules themselves when the new congress convenes next month, they want to stop filibuster abuse by actually making senators talk on the senate floor when they want to filibuster. now, that didn't sit well with republican minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> what the majority leader is saying is he will break the rules of the senate in order to change the rules of the senate. i implore members on both sides to oppose this naked power grap grab strenuously and loudly. >> democrats can change the filibuster rules to prevent abuse of power when the new congress is sworn in. 48 democratic senators are on board with the rule change. but why is it so hard for democrats to summon these last few remaining votes? let's ask the man himself, the man leading the charge, oregon senator jeff americaly. thanks for being here. >> thank you. it's great to be here. >> you've got this plan, you've got a lot of senators on board. what exactly would your plan do and why would it deal with this gridlock? >> well, there's a package of changes. the first is
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attacks in benghazi. the buzz kids growing for sunday's big matchup between the cowboys and the redskins. -- buzz keeps growing. bars and restaurants will be packed with people cannot get into fedex field. john gonzalez? >> you can afford a ticket for you and me, john. this game is so big metro had decided to stay open an extra hour after the game. the game is so big it has been most to prime-time national television and the stadium is allowing the other games to start at 3:30 sunday. this weekend's game is the biggest redskins game in a decade. a matchup against the hated dallas cowboys, winner take all. some lucky enough to have tickets. >> i would not sell the tickets for the world. we have had many years of bad seasons. it's going to be electric. >> many fans during a accordingly. sunday night will be cold for this rivalry. >> i cannot remember being so excited for a game, at least since they left rfk stadium. >> it's not just diehard fans treating this like a playoff game. local businesses will reap the benefits./
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
back to work? >> i cannot answer that. let me ask you ather question -- to members congress read polls? it is a seriousuestion. a month ago, the gallup ll had their approvaval rating at 18%. i will put a positive spin on thatat -- it i an improvovement over august where it was 10%. you would think that during their wewell-earned chrisas break, both of us would have found a wayy to come together and get something done. >> this is not the fault of ngress. congress is behaving likee congressss. this is the president's fault. he needs to go to the countryy and explain why they need to get this done. he has never done that. >> we are in different universes. i have heard him talk about it over a and over, incessantly about where we should not go over the fiscal cliff. it is congress's fault. congress created this fiscal cliff. no one else to impose this on them. it is a self-imposed problem. >> the problem is that the president has never ge to the nation and made a serus speech about debt. he ignored it the first two years. he appoints aommission that he studiously ignores for the next
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 8:00am PST
and congress knew of the self-imposed deadline for more than 17 months and they still managed to blow past it. finally approving a tax deal last night that doesn't seriously address the spending cuts or the nation's ballooning deficit. so who wins and who loses with this deal? talk about it with jonah gold perg, editor-at-large at "the national review" and a fox news contributor. before we get to the who wins and who loses, let's restate some of the details here, jonah. we have got $4 added to the nation's debt over the next decade. payroll taxes are up. sequestration is still looming two months down the road. we have the $620 billion in increased spending and oh, yes, $12 billion in spending cuts. that's what they signed, that is what they came to an agreement on after 17 months. >> yeah. exempt for the tax hikes, increasing deficit, increasing the debt, increasing runaway spending, and shoveling more money to special interests it is a fantastic bill. but those things aside. the whole thing is terribly embarrassing. the american people, we'll do winners and losers thing. american peo
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Jan 3, 2013 1:05am PST
hasn't cast a vote in 11 months. massachusetts will again have a kennedy in congress as joe kennedy and for the first time the fewest number of military veterans since world war ii. >> as we get further and further away from the greatest generation. interesting how the demographics change. it is, yeah. >> certainly is. >> hopefully, they'll get something done, the new congress, unlike the old one, that was the least productive congress in history. >> let's just let the ladies do it. >> nowhere to go but up. >> we know how to get stuff done. >> roll with it, girl. >>> talk about dirty politics, a former congressional candidate says she's been the target of vandalism by a political rival. gary smith was arrested for slashing the tires of janice arnold jones. a judge told him to stay away, but police say he didn't listen. now she says smith is stalking her. neither candidate won the seat by the way. should note that. but smith's former campaign manager says he's been a target, as well, having to replace 54 tires because of smith. the dude likes to slash tires. no word on smith's motive
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Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
perceptions of congress. a rasmussen reports poll done just this month found that only 10% of likely voters gave congress a rating of excellent or good. for me, the irony is that having seen several generations of lawmakers pass through the body, i can attest that the vast majority are hardworking generally interested in public service and eager to contribute to the welfare of our country. often the public does not believe that. it's easier to assume that congressional failings arise from the incompetence or even the malfeasance of individual legislators. or perhaps as some believe washington d.c. itself is corrupting. now, it's far more disconcerting to think that our democracy shortcomings are complex and devise simple solutions but the founders were realists who understood the power of factionalism parochialism, personal ambition. they understood that good intentions would not always prevail. and accordingly they designed a system to check abuse and prevent power from accumulating in a few hands. but they knew that the efficient operation of such a republic would require a great deal of
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Jan 2, 2013 11:30pm PST
months will be a real test for congress, and for new nebs who think they can break the impasse between parties. rita williams, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> relief over the fiscal cliff deal may be short lived as americans realize their payroll taxes are going up. the deal in congress reinstates the 2% cut in the social security payroll tax that was waived two years ago, to stimulate the economy. consumer psychologist says 2% can make a big difference. >> in the bay area, a couple making $100,000 a year, taking a $2,000 cut in that income is massive. it's completely different than other parts of the country where $100,000 goes a long way. >> it can have a domino effect on install businesses and the economy as a whole. congress also rescued the nation from going over the so- called milk cliff. a government subsidy of dairy cuts was about to expire, and that could have doubled the price of milk. congress passed a temporary extension. lawmakers now have 9 months to pass an overall farm bill. ahead in 27 minutes, a storm of outrage. the legislation set for a vote later this week, after
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
: the next few months will be a real test for congress, and for new nebs who think they can break the impasse between parties. rita williams, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> relief over the fiscal cliff deal may be short lived as americans realize their payroll taxes are going up. the deal in congress reinstates the 2% cut in the social security payroll tax that was waived two years ago, to stimulate the economy. consumer psychologist says 2% can make a big difference. >> in the bay area, a couple making $100,000 a year, taking a $2,000 cut in that income is massive. it's completely different than other parts of the country where $100,000 goes a long way. >> it can have a domino effect on install businesses and the economy as a whole. congress also rescued the nation from going over the so- called milk cliff. a government subsidy of dairy cuts was about to expire, and that could have doubled the price of milk. congress passed a temporary extension. lawmakers now have 9 months to pass an overall farm bill. ahead in 27 minutes, a storm of outrage. the legislation set for a vote later this wee
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Jan 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the speaker says he ise committed to addressing sany relief this month, but that means the new congress that convenes tomorrow will have to start from scratch, busbu legislation does not -- because legislation does not carry over. >>> as the fiscal cliff has been averted, the wait to the last minute has many skeptics, anda renewed discussion aboutdisc civility in congress.ng joining us is the managingma editor of the hill newspaper. you got john boehner here trying to corral the cass on the house floor, he seems to be the moderate, and if there's any take away from the election mitt thromney lost, it's because theh republicans are so far rightfar that they need to come more to the middle, but the republican party is dissing john boehnerhn who is kind of in the middle? >> he got in trouble because of that sandy relief, and chrischri christie called him out, andan boehner backed down on sandy,o but overall, the republican party is not unified, and we sa that with the fiscal cliff deall senate republicans struck a deal with joe biden, it passed the senate, and house republican
CBS
Jan 3, 2013 7:00am PST
least three more big budget battles ahead in the next two months and a lot of democrats in congress are complaining that the president effectively used up all his leverage in getting this passed. so where does he go from here? >> well first and foremost look, i think nobody in america is going to miss the previous congress. i think that's fairly well established. when your approval rate something compared to fidel castro, i think that sort of ends that conversation. look, i think, i don't agree that the president has used up all of his leverage but i think that what is fair is we're going to judge the totality of this fiscal cliff deal based on what happens at the end of february. are we making progress it and making our tax code more balanced doing something that helps to continue to strengthen the economy as well as get our fiscal house in order? both sides have things that we need to do. the president would like to see more balance in our tax code we would all like to see a reduction in some of the spending that we see coming out of government and we know what we need to do. the ques
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
of a congress to say that two months from now a new congress s going to do what we are not doing here today is not something i can bring myself to do. i would like to vote for this because i do vote for lower taxes. i want americans to have lower taxes. but the other day in conference one of my colleagues pointed out that if in fact you are spending the money you are taxing our future generation. we are taxing $1.2 trillion next year. we are taxing $1.2 trillion. we won't collect it. but we are taxing $1.2 trillion of deficit. the chairman of the committee of the ways and means committee mr. camp rightfully so said we are also not simplifying the tax code. we are not making it better or fairer. we are not getting rid of the nascar loophole. we are not getting rid of the electric motor scooter low speed lop hole. we are not getting rid of a whole lot of tax things that are here but most importantly we are not taking things that the president himself said he would be for like getting the calculation of change cpi of the consumer price index for social security and federal workforce
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Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
dollars each month. on wall street the first day of trading of the new year starts less than 30 minutes from now and also the first day of trading after congress struck that deal on the fiscal cliff. markets are set to rally on this news. let's bring in alison kosik over on the floor of the new york stock exchange. alison what is the mood of traders? >> victor you can call it the fiscal cliff rally, call it whatever you want but it's going to be something that's big. when the market opens in less than a half an hour from now, we're expecting to see triple-digit gains on the dow, we're seeing markets overseas weighed in, asian markets up big, major averages in europe up over 2%. the bigger question, will this rally last? wall street is concerned the next chapter could be one. one bank of america analyst says the twin peaks are left for the new year meaning congress still has to deal with the issue of spending cuts which they pushed off for another two months and they've also got to deal with the debt ceiling and some analysts are predicting another credit rating downgrade if the
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> reporter: congress steered away from this fiscal cliff at the last minute, but another showdown is just around the corner. in two months the treasury will need to increase how much the country can borrow and lawmakers must approve it. the last time congress fought over the debt ceiling, america's credit rating was downgraded. the president says that doesn't need to happen again. >> the one thing i think that hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama, a little less brinksmanship. >> reporter: the president will be trying to reach a debt ceiling deal with a new congress. winners from the november election will be sworn in tomorrow. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >>> it is a small step to getting our fiscal problems in order, but only for a couple of months. the stopgap measure appears, however, to be having a positive effect on wall street. the dow above 200 points and both the nasdaq and s&p 500 are up. of course there is reaction from taxpayers. our surae chinn is on capitol hill with more inform
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Jan 1, 2013 9:00pm CST
spending cuts for two months when a new congress will be in place dick durbin praised president obama for making the deal happen. >> he was successful in the senate i hope he will be in the house as well. the senate bill is expected to take place in about an hour or so thanks very much on this first day of the new year three homicides in chicago the latest late this afternoon in the gage park neighborhood of man was shot in the chest in a possible drive-by shooting. he just left work at a downtown hotel. police reported the 19 year-old died after he was shot to death in the 4500 block of south champaign no one is in custody and 12 other people have been shot in the city since midnight last night a man and woman were shot around for in the morning the woman hit in the thigh and the man in the back, no one was arrested in any of the 12th shootings. chicago sought a total of 506 homicides in 2012 which is an increase of almost 16% from the years before. gary mccarthy helped make an arrest in the austin neighborhood. all around 130 this morning he helped officers pull over a vehicle
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
she fainted and suffered a concussion. clinton promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> former president h.w. bush is in intensive care, still in intensive care this morning. the 88-year-old is being treated for an elevated fever. doctors were initially treating bush for bronchitis and a cough when he was first hospitalized last month. his family says they are confidence he'll be released soon. >>> ford living up to its go further tag line. over the next two years the automaker says it will spend $773 million to expand six manufacturing plants in southeastern michigan. the investment will add more than 2,300 jobs in the state and it's part of ford's pledge in october to add 12,000 jobs and invest more than $6 billion in the u.s. by 2015. >>> sticking with our auto theme "consumer reports" is out with the list of best value cars. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange and ready to ride. good morning. >> good morning. >> which car came out on top this year? >> the top spot this year goes to, drum roll, please, drrrr
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
500,000. a big win -- >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise rates. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. they made the president promising tax hikes above 250,000. not 450. >> well, i just think that's grossly unfair. >> a hangup -- democrats want a two-year postponement, covered by the new tax hikes. the president scoffed at republican demand for deeper spending cuts. >> shove only spending cuts down -- well -- shove -- shove spending cuts at us. >> reporter: so much for winning gop allies. >> laughs and jokes and ridicules republicans. why? >>> a bigger question is, will a deal get done? it's sure to kim s. >>> word that a deal was close on the fiscal cliff helped push stocks higher today. the dow surged more than 150 points to end the day above 13,000 form the nasdaq was un59 points. the s&p 500 jumped 23 points and closed the year up 13. >>> now, if there is no agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, some federal workers could be facing furloughs. agency just gi
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm EST
, which the president sees as a big win for him. >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest of americans. obviously the agreement currently being discussed would raise the rates and raise them permanently. >> in democrats are not applauding. they taye the president promised tax hikes bon 250,000. >> i think that's grossly unfair. >> reporter: senate republican lead egg mitch mcconnell made the tax deal with vice president joe biden. >> let's pass the tax relief portion now. >> reporter: a hang upis automatic defense and other spending cuts that kick in at midnight. democrats want a two-year postponementment. the cost covered by the new tax hikes. the president scoffed at republican demands for deeper spending cuts. >> shove only spending cuts down, you know -- well, shove spending -- shove spending cuts at us. >> reporter: so much for winning gop allies. >> laughs and jokes and ridicules republicans. why? >> reporter: another question -- will speaker john boehner permit a house vote to hike taxes? if m
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